PSV Eindhoven striker Eran Zahavi swapped a Palestine flag with an Israel one in a doctored image of Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Amad.
It could be seen on Zahavi’s Instagram Story – after he did the same to Leciester City’s Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana at Wembley following their FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea last weekend.
Israeli international Zahavi shared the image along with an explanation video trying to excuse what is happening to Palestine.
Pogba and Amad were showing their solidarity with Palestine amid the latest conflict with Israel, which from the outside seems very one-sided – regardless of the propaganda Zahavi shares on his social media.
It’s interesting to see footballers come under scrutiny for showing support for Palestine.
At Arsenal, Mohamed Elneny tweeted, “My heart and my soul and my support to you Palestine” on Monday, leading to the club having urgent talks with sponsor Lavazza Group, as per Sky Sports.
my heart and my soul and my support for you Palestine 🇵🇸 ✌️ pic.twitter.com/ywrpPk5Xmf
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennY) May 10, 2021
Away from football and Palestine, it’s important to note that this has been an extra traumatic week for Zahavi, after his family were robbed at gunpoint in their Amsterdam home last Sunday. The player was training with PSV at the time of the incident.
That doesn’t change the fact he shouldn’t edit photos of people supporting Palestine and replacing the flag with an Israeli one. Another example of trolling in my opinion.